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Cornish Combines Elementary Grades

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Cornish — The School Board voted this month to reconfigure the Cornish Elementary School class grades — combining grades one and two, as well as three and four — following the departure of a teacher to another school district. The board had previously voted to combine grades two, three and four into one class to be taught by two teachers who have experience in co-teaching multi-age classrooms, but one of …

River Valley Community College to Present Award to Hypertherm Exec

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Claremont — For her years of support of efforts to train and employ graduates of River Valley Community College in Claremont, and to generally widen access to job training, the school will confer its Walter R. Peterson Award on Hypertherm’s Barbara Couch. Couch, Hypertherm’s vice president of corporate responsibility, will receive the award on Sept. 19, during the Peterson Award dinner that will …

Respected Vermont Law School Professor Dies

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

South Royalton — The community at Vermont Law School is mourning the death of professor Cheryl Hanna, an expert in constitutional law familiar to many from her frequent media appearances, where she worked to explain how law impacted people’s everyday lives. The circumstances of Hanna’s death were unclear on Monday, with the law …

Sunapee Graduates Urged to Savor Every Moment

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Sunapee — Like most graduates, members of the Sunapee Middle High School class of 2014 spent part of their graduation ceremony looking back on their years together and part of it imagining their futures. But rather than psyching each other up to go out and take on the …

In Windsor, Rhyme and Reason Reigns

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Click here for a photo gallery.  ∎ Windsor — Social studies teacher Stanley Spencer stood before his students and their families and friends Friday evening and reminisced about all the things they had already done — from profane to …

Woodstock Class ‘Has an Old Soul’

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Click here for a photo gallery.  ∎ Woodstock — Dark rainclouds loomed outdoors, but inside Woodstock Union Arena, the rink was filled with sunflowers. About 90 graduates of Woodstock Union High School’s Class of 2014 sat ready to receive …

Mascoma Seniors Hear Last ‘Lecture’

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Click here for a photo gallery.  ∎ West Canaan — Mascoma Valley Regional High School Principal James Collins joked at Friday’s graduation that it is common for commencement speakers to preach about individuality as the key to success for …

Rain, Tears and Laughter Flow in Hartford

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Click here for a photo gallery.  ∎ Hartford — Not only did salutatorian Evan Brown gain enough knowledge at Hartford High School to earn him a spot at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he also received some useful fashion advice. …

A New Beginning In Chelsea

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Chelsea — As the Class of 2014 graduated from Chelsea High School, their class motto — Aut viam inveniam aut Faciam, or “I’ll either find a way or make one” — seemed especially appropriate. “You’re capable men and women and you will find your own way,” said guest …

Oxbow Class Now Values Good Deeds

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Click here for a photo gallery.  ∎ Bradford, Vt. — Eliza Russ told a packed Oxbow Union High School gymnasium Friday evening that when she went on a recent trip to the impoverished and storm-ravaged Caribbean nation of Haiti, …

Stevens Focuses on the NOW

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Click here for a photo gallery.  ∎ Claremont — Have a “NOW” day every day, and remember “we all love each other,” were the messages from the Stevens Class of 2014 co-valedictorians, Jenna Deschaine and Cassondra Dale at Friday …

At Hanover, ‘Go and Choose Your Own Path’

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Click here for a photo gallery.  ∎ Hanover — Two Labradoodle pups, making their debut as honorary guests, shared the limelight with 182 seniors at Hanover High School’s 126th graduation ceremony Friday night. Dewey, a chocolate five-month-old male, and …

Fond Memories: Mixed Emotions at Thetford Academy’s Ceremony

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Click here for a photo gallery.  ∎ Thetford — Students, families and teachers gathered in Thetford Academy’s gymnasium Friday evening to remember their years together and to share advice and encouragement for the school’s 61 graduating seniors. The ceremony …